21st March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

It’s been announced today that Game, the UK’s biggest high street video game retailer, has entered administration. Whilst they’ll continue trading it’s now a process of parts of the company being sold to pay those people they owe money to. I’m personally expecting them to be reborn as another company (whether a new company or someone like Gamestop buying them I don’t know), but it must be worrying times for the staff at the head office and 1000+ stores worldwide.

Hopefully they’ll get it resolved sooner rather than later, and that we don’t lose one of the main gaming shops in the country!

Today’s challenges are:

  1. More than a Handful – Kill 125 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2500 cR
  2. That Pink Mist – Kill 100 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking – 2500 cR
  3. Just a Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 4000 cR
  4. Up Close and Personal – Kill 5 enemies with close quarters combat in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2343 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

More than a Handful – Kill 125 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking – 2500 cR

Multi Team Battle or Grifball are the best ways to get lots and lots of kills, you tend to get more than any other modes. If you play Crazy King or Oddball you can get even more as some people who would shoot you go for the objective, and you can take them out. If you can make an area in an Infection game defensible as a human you can rack up kills quickly.

That Pink Mist – Kill 100 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking – 2500 cR

FRG Attack gives you a Needler with unlimited ammo, but that only really works on the Brutes and Elites (and the Skirmishers if you can catch them in the open). In general I still recommend any game where you can pick up a Needle Rifle from a Jackal and put 3 rounds into an unshielded enemy to get the Supercombine. 2x Score Attack or Fiesta Attack would be good because you can get loads of Elites at the end. FFA works well once you get the Mythic skull on, since enemies die less quickly and the Supercombine is more effective.

Just a Shower – Complete any Campaign mission on Normal or harder with Thunderstorm on – 4000 cR

I’m giving exactly the same advice as every optional Campaign mission challenge – run Nightfall, get this done in 10 minutes, tops. As a guide to Nightfall speed run I’ve picked this video off Youtube randomly, but there are hundreds like it. In fact we have further options and details on the time we did it in LASO on this Weekly Challenge page and comments. There are other levels you may be more familiar with, but honestly, you can do this in 5-6 minutes with minimal stress.

Up Close and Personal – Kill 5 enemies with close quarters combat in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2343 cR

Close Quarters Combat is essentially melee, assassination, sword, hammer or shotgun kills. Grifball is 100% melee and easy to get lots of kills when you get your timing right. Infection can be really good, and it does appear that sword kills count double for the sword and the pummel.

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5 Responses to 21st March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Zidane says:

    It is very sad about game, I hope they sort it quickly,we have l lost to many companies recently and we need the competition!

  2. Micah (SpartanM914) says:

    Has anyone on this list had hardward issues with their 360 hard drive? If so, what kinds of problems did you have and how did you handle it?

  3. Joe says:

    I found the Installation 04 map to be a good option here. Especially on the pair of ramps as the unshielded guys are coming up the . I scored 30+ kills on them. Only problem is getting people to course for it in FFA.

  4. MJOLNIR Tester says:

    That Pink Mist – Kill 100 enemies with a Supercombine from the Needler or Needle Rifle in Firefight Matchmaking – 2500 cR

    Firefight Doubles->Arcadefight (unlimited ammo and lives, 20 minute game)

    Jetpack loadout gives a Fuel Rod Gun and Needler.

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